The unscrupulous pollster Maus is engaged to gauge the situation at the front of public opinion. The goal is wide ranging: it is about the complete expropriation of intellectual property. Ideas, plans, novels: everything belongs to everyone, the time is ripe for a revolution. Maus has mastered the high art of public opinion research. Now he should let opinions shoot up like the finale of a fire works show, just before everything burns out. But the borders at the front of public opinion are blurred.
Sigurd is actually a chauffeur who taking on the role of his employer can play the senior gigolo. Frauke, an engaged functionary of the Youth Union, initiates campaigns such as the ‘Day of the Disabled’, in which the political up-and-coming can go into the city dressed up as the disabled and ‘gain experience’. Or Manfred, who, with an enraged mob, is re-introducing the death penalty for traffic misdemeanours. Opinions seem to be floating around freely and yet have belonged to Maus and the old lady for a long time. Where all opposition can be reintegrated, only an absolute lack of opinion poses a threat for the pair. And so Falk, who has no opinion, becomes a hopeless desperado for the power-hungry opinion pollsters.
The war of opinions comes to a showdown in a snowy, open-air swimming pool. Maus, the man of convictions without conviction, gorges on his own revolution. In the end, the old system is victorious. Order is re-established. The opportunists are in power.
And what becomes of the desperados? We’ll see.
2 D, 4 H, Verwandlungsdek
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